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From The CriticsReviewer: Caroline Marie Wagner, CVT(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an overview of the technical aspects of radiology as well as small animal positioning and special procedures. It incorporates drawings that are very helpful in the positioning for small animal radiography. The section on special procedures is detailed, yet to the point, and will act as a quick guide.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a "one-stop handbook to quickly find needed imaging information." The format of the book makes it much easier to find information than using a traditional textbook. The color-coded pages make it easy to use as a quick reference guide.
Audience: This is a resource for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, whether specializing in radiology or working in the small animal clinical setting. The book also will be useful as a resource for veterinary students and veterinary technician students. With 23 years of experience in veterinary imaging, the author is a knowledgeable authority.
Features: The technical aspects of radiology are covered, including tube anatomy, film-screen radiography, and film artifacts. The author discusses the differences between CR, DR, and conventional film, and even includes the steps to making a technique chart. PACS and DICOM information is also included. The positioning section of the book is handy and includes detailed descriptions along with drawings and radiographs. A section on special procedures is informative and easy to read.
Assessment: This is a very useful tool all around. It is definitely a quick reference guide that can be used by both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. It is easy to understand and easy to find what's needed. This is a good addition to the field.